BHUBANESWAR: In a sudden transfer, the State authorities on Monday night transferred Bhubaneswar-Cuttack police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi and appointed ADG Crime Department Saumendra Kumar Priyadarshi as the brand new police chief of the Twin Metropolis.Sarangi has been posted because the CMD of Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Company (OPH&WC) Restricted. He was appointed as Twin Metropolis police Commissioner on August 21, 2019.
The 1990 batch IPS officer gave over his place instantly after the switch was notified. “I’ve relinquished cost as Commissioner of Police of Twin Metropolis. I thank the State Authorities for the chance to function CP. I’d bear in mind this difficult tenure amidst Covid-19 & will derive satisfaction that I gave my finest & acquired love & respect of the individuals,” he said in a tweet.
Throughout his tenure, Sarangi led the police pressure of two cities with admirable effectivity. After lockdown was introduced in March final 12 months, he led from the entrance to make sure that Covid security protocols are adhered to as instructed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Stringent enforcement towards violators aside, Commissionerate Police went out of method to assist individuals in misery throughout shutdowns and earned reward. Sarangi additionally dropped at e-book Biban Biswal, major accused within the 1999 Barang gangrape, by reopening the case and monitoring him down 22 years after the heinous crime.
Apart from detection of sensational circumstances like broad daylight gold heist at Cuttack department of India Infoland Ltd (IIFL), he had launched particular drives towards meals adulteration models and drug peddlers within the two cities by organising a devoted Drug Activity Drive.
In the meantime, the newly appointed Commissioner Priyadarshi mentioned, a vital accountability has been handed over to him and he would make all efforts to curb crime and guarantee regulation and order state of affairs stays regular within the Twin Metropolis. A 1995 batch IPS officer, he had began his profession as Puri ASP and served as SP of Ganjam, Puri, Cuttack and Keonjhar districts. He was the primary DCP of Cuttack when Commissionerate was established in 2008. Apart from, he served as South Western Vary DIG.The federal government additionally posted M Akhaya as DG Fireplace Service, Commandant Basic Dwelling Guards and Director Civil Defence. He was CMD of OPH&WC.